The Georgetown Hoyas (22-4, 12-3 Big East) are in sole possession of first place in the Big East Conference. I don’t know of many people who expected them to surpass other programs in the league who had much higher expectations, but they are doing so in great and wild fashion. Wednesday night saw the Hoyas battling the Connecticut Huskies (19-8, 9-6 Big East) in overtime. The game was close throughout(Obviously) and it wasn’t until Otto Porter Jr. decided it was over, that Georgetown finally put away those pesky Huskies.
Porter, a front-runner for National Player of the Year, has been a force all season. Not only is he moving up experts’ mock drafts, or helping the Hoyas exceed expectations, but he was just given the awesome “man-beast” nickname(Albeit, it was by me).
Porter, who averages over 17 points per game, hit his biggest shot of his career(So far) with his team down one, with only mere seconds left on the clock. Here is the play that kept the Hoyas in sole possession of first:
Not only did Porter drive past a bunch of UConn defenders, he did so with the ease you would expect from the best players in the world, not just in college.
With the one game lead, and only three games left to go in the regular season, Georgetown is in a great position to win the final Big East regular season title that will ever matter. It would be pretty funny if one of the members of the Catholic Seven were to win it considering their public hatred for what the Big East.
Somewhere, Mike Aresco is stirring his coffee after adding sugar and his own tears as creamer.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Joe on Twitter @JosephNardone